Nudge-it is an multi-disciplinary European research project studying new ways of establishing and reinforcing healthy eating habits. Join us to learn about eating, appetite and obesity.
Obesity is a huge health, social and economic problem affecting millions of people globally. Currently, it’s a problem without a solution - dieting is difficult, drug therapies are poor, and surgical solutions are only offered to those suffering serious ill-health. In addition, there are many common misconceptions about appetite, diet and exercise, and about the best ways to treat or prevent obesity.
This course will be taught by partners in the EU-funded research project Nudge-it. This project brings together dozens of experts in neurobiology, psychology and behavioural economics from universities in the UK, Germany, the Netherlands, Sweden, Switzerland, Denmark, the US and New Zealand. The project's overall aim is to better understand decision-making in food choice and to contribute to improving public health policy.
In this course we will discuss the facts and misconceptions around obesity, and the gaps in the scientific knowledge. We’ll discuss key physiological and psychological concepts around the brain’s control of appetite and body weight, and reflect on the power of these systems - how they make weight gain easy and weight loss hard. We will describe new approaches to the treatment and prevention of obesity, and give you the opportunity to reflect on your own knowledge and assumptions around the causes of obesity.
Systems science has been instrumental in breaking new scientific ground in diverse fields such as meteorology, engineering and decision analysis. However, it is just beginning to impact public health. This seminar is designed to introduce students to basic tools of theory building and data analysis in systems science and to apply those tools to better understand the obesity epidemic in human populations.
Walk through the basics of nutrition, how eating disorders develop, and learn the benefits of various diets. Ever wondered what really makes a healthy diet? In Food, Nutrition & Your Health you will learn the basic concepts of nutrition, as well as how to follow a diet that will protect you from various health problems. Starting with the building blocks of basic nutrition, you will learn how these can impact your digestion, energy and health. Find out how eating disorders develop, including the genetic, cultural and psychological factors involved. Finally, you will learn about various diets, including the social and biological factors that have contributed to their evolution.
Diabetes and obesity are growing health problems in rich and poor countries alike. With this course you will get updated on cutting-edge diabetes and obesity research including biological, genetic and clinical aspects as well as prevention and epidemiology of diabetes and obesity. All lectures are provided by high-profile scientists from one the world's leading universities in diabetes research.
In this course, learners will be given the information and practical skills they need to begin optimizing the way they eat. This course will shift the focus away from reductionist discussions about nutrients and move, instead, towards practical discussions about real food and the environment in which we consume it.
Curso para estudiantes y profesionales de la salud en el que se abordan temas de definición y estrategias de detección de la Enfermedad Renal Crónica, su clasificación, riesgos de progresión, riesgo cardiovascular, epidemiología, prevención, establecimiento y progresión del daño renal, y disminución del riesgo cardiovascular.